Italics: Alison Cornish on Dante & Cav. Joan Migliori Receives Christopher Columbus Award

This month Alison Cornish, professor & chair of Italian studies at NYU, talks about Dante.

We attended the Charities of America celebration honoring Cav. Joan Migliori, from the Calandra Institute’s Director for Community and International Programs.

Regular Air Times

Tuesday 9:30pm
Wednesday 10:30am, 4:30pm
Saturday 7:30am
Sunday 6:30pm

CUNY-TV, Spectrum Ch.75 and RCN, Ch.77 in New York City

Italics: Alison Cornish on Dante & Cav. Joan Migliori Receives Christopher Columbus Award

This month Alison Cornish, professor & chair of Italian studies at NYU, talks about Dante.

We attended the Charities of America celebration honoring Cav. Joan Migliori, from the Calandra Institute’s Director for Community and International Programs.

Regular Air Times

Tuesday 9:30pm
Wednesday 10:30am, 4:30pm
Saturday 7:30am
Sunday 6:30pm

CUNY-TV, Spectrum Ch.75 and RCN, Ch.77 in New York City

Italian Heritage and Culture Committee Dante Lecture Series: Luigi Ballerini

“He (Dante) Showed How Powerful Language (Our Language) Could Be”
Luigi Ballerini, UCLA, Emeritus
An invitation to reflect on Dante’s divine obsession with language, poetry and the making of meaning. Is there something we can learn from it that would re-tool our own ability to bridge the gap between saying and signifying?
Register in advance for this Zoom webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_T58XXJ97RWCQY7w90UekZg.

 

Sponsored by the Italian Heritage and Cultural Committee and the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute.

Italian Heritage and Culture Committee Dante Lecture Series: Alessandro Barbero

“A Conversation: Dante Today”

Alessandro Barbero in conversation with Anthony Julian Tamburri

The author of numerous books and essays, Alessandro Barbero is both a novelist and scholar of Italian Medieval history and literature. As novelist, in 1996, he won Italy’s most prestigious literary prize, the Strega Award, for his novel, Bella vita e guerre altrui di Mr. Pyle, gentiluomo. His book, Dante (Laterza, 2020) was extremely well received; a copy in English is due out in 2022, Dante. A Life (Simon & Schuster). Barbero is the author of The Battle, an account of the Battle of Waterloo; The Day of the Barbarians, the story of the Battle of Adrianople; and Charlemagne—all published in Britain. He writes for Il Sole 24 Ore and La Stampa, is the editor of Storia d’Europa e del Mediterranean, and regularly appears on Italian television and radio. In 2005, the Republic of France awarded Barbero with the title of Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He lives in Italy, and Dante is his first book to be published in America.

Register in advance for this Zoom event here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WR49eTJYT3K8_mO71r8JZg

Sponsored by the Italian Heritage and Cultural Committee and the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute.

Italian Heritage and Culture Committee Dante Lecture Series: Florentina Russo

“Teaching Dante”

Teaching and meeting the skills of undergraduate curriculum: Dante as a vehicle for good undergraduate readership. Prof. Russo explains how basic skills in the undergraduate curriculum, such as information literacy and critical thinking skills, are addressed while teaching the Divine Comedy.

Professor and coordinator of the Italian program at St. John’s University, Russo is the author of a book on Dante Alighieri titled Dante’s Search for the Golden Age (FIlibrary SUNY, 2011). She has also published several scholarly articles in peer-reviewed journals on Dante and has recently collaborated with UPenn’s online Dante encyclopedia. She holds a position on the Board of Advisers of the Italian Cultural Center at St. John’s University.

Sponsored by the Italian Heritage and Cultural Committee and the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute.

Register in advance for this Zoom event here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nVfBEA-QQ2aiCz2UK8mstg

Nota bene: This October 27 event will also take place in person at the Institute. Attendance will be limited to the first fifteen people who register. Call the Institute at 212-642-2094 to register to attend in person.

25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor (between 5th & 6th Avenues), Manhattan

As per CUNY rules, COVID-19 protocols will be followed by all in attendance. Anyone attending our events will have their temperature taken and will need to show proof of vaccination (e.g., NYS Excelsior Pass, Vaccination Card) and photo ID upon entering the facilities. There will be no exceptions.

Italian Heritage and Culture Committee Dante Lecture Series: Catherine Adoyo

RESCHEDULED FROM 10/20

“’The Joy You Have but Tasted’: Savoring the Commedia with Dante”

For the septicentennial of Dante’s Commedia, this talk celebrates Dante’s relationship with a figure often overlooked by readers yet whose role as perennial confidant the poet establishes and reiterates throughout the poem. The identity of this universal figure? You, the Reader.

Dr. Catherine Adoyo received her PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures from Harvard University with a dissertation on the textual architecture of Dante’s Commedia. Trained in music composition and piano performance, Dr. Adoyo is the author of Rain: A Song for All and None, a genre-bending work of literary fiction that draws compositional inspiration from Dante’s Poetics to reclaim the storytelling voices of oral tradition in the Great Lakes region of East Africa.

Register in advance to attend this Zoom event by clicking on this link.

Sponsored by the Italian Heritage and Cultural Committee and the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute.